15 Great Artists on Beauty

“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”– Francis Bacon

“If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”– Frank Lloyd Wright

“Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.– Marc Chagall

“Of which beauty will you speak? There are many: there are a thousand: there is one for every look, for every spirit, adapted to each taste, to each particular constitution.”– Eugene Delacroix

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”– Vincent Van Gogh

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”– Camille Pissarro

“I seated ugliness on my knee and almost immediately grew tired of it.”– Salvador Dali

“Mud, rubbish and dirt are man’s companions all his life; shouldn’t they be precious to him? And isn’t one doing man a service to remind him of their beauty?”– Jean Dubuffet

“I threw the bottle rack and the urinal in their faces and now they admire them for their aesthetic beauty.”– Marcel Duchamp

“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”– Richard Buckminster Fuller

“That is beautiful which is produced by an inner need springing from the soul.”– Wassily Kandinsky

“The emotion of beauty is always obscured by the appearance of the object. Therefore the object must be eliminated from the picture.”– Piet Mondrian

“I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”– Georgia O’Keeffe

“Why should beauty be suspect?”– Pierre-Auguste Renoir

“I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.”– John Constable

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